Jacksonville Pet Surgery

The decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never an easy one. Despite the confidence we have in our abilities and state-of-the-art pet surgical suite, we know that surgery is difficult for both you and your pet. This is why we work as hard as we do to ensure your pet’s procedure is as comfortable and stress free as possible.

Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step we take is to discuss with you why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. We will also provide information on proper postoperative care and answer any questions you may have so that you feel comfortable that you are making the right choice for your pet.

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Our Pet Surgical Services

Mandarin Animal Hospital is very proud of the quality of animal surgical care we provide and the wide range of surgical procedures we offer. Beyond spays and neuters we also perform extensive soft tissue surgeries including but not limited to tumor removal, foreign body removals, splenectomies, and more. Our network of specialists also includes a board certified surgical specialist capable of providing your pet with a wide range of soft tissue surgical services should the need arise.

Since companion animals, especially those in their later years, can suffer from a range of joint and ligament injuries and maladies, such as arthritis, we offer a range of orthopedic surgical procedures. These include fracture repairs with pinning and wiring. For orthopedic surgeries that require more advanced procedures and techniques, we refer our clients to Affiliated Veterinary Specialists.

In all, it is our goal to provide your pet with the best and most appropriate surgical care possible.

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Anesthesia & Monitoring

Jacksonville, fl veterinary surgeryAnesthesia and cardiovascular monitoring are important, integral aspects of every surgery we perform. For this reason, your pet has access to the best and most advanced anesthetic administration and cardiovascular monitoring equipment and protocols. Prior to anesthesia all pets are examined by Dr. Mosley and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet’s past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions, and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet.

In general, we use a multi-modal approach to anesthesia, which includes pre-medications, a range of induction agents depending on the procedure and your pet’s unique characteristics, and isoflurane gas.

During anesthesia and surgery, your pet is constantly monitored by a trained veterinary technician, using our advanced monitoring system. This system continuously monitors your pet's arterial oxygen level, blood pressure, ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, and core body temperature.

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Pain Management

pet surgery, anesthesia in JacksonvilleMandarin Animal Hospital also believes that identifying and relieving pain is essential to the recovery of your pet.

In fact, pain management is not just about compassionate care. We have found that a proper and balanced application of pain medications means your pet will be able to heal quickly and with less discomfort. Therefore, pain management is an important aspect of our pre-, intra-, and post-surgical protocols. At discharge, we may also send additional pain management medication home with you and your pet after providing a thorough explanation of its proper use and dosage.

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Postoperative Care

As your pet is being discharged from our hospital, we will provide you with detailed information on how to properly care for your pet at home after surgery. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that may arise once you get your pet home. Please call us at (904) 731-5341.

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